We’ve heard about BIOS a lot of times and we’ve often associated it with the motherboard. This is not a surprise considering the fact that it is stored on a tiny memory chip on the motherboard. An acronym for Basic Input/Output System, BIOS is a piece of program that the microprocessor uses to jumpstart the computer system after it is turned on. Moreover, it manages the flow of data between the operating system and the computer’s attached devices such as the video adapter, hard disk, mouse, keyboard, and printer.
What is a video BIOS?
The video BIOS is the basic input/output system of the computer’s integrated graphics controller or the graphics card. It provides the computer system with a set of video-related functions that are needed by programs to access the video hardware. Often, you’ll see information about the video BIOS when the computer is started.
Why is the video card BIOS important?
The video card BIOS is where manufacturers send updates or fixes to some known bugs. It likewise holds three valuable pieces of information: the card graphic chip, the video memory clock, and the graphic chip clock. By doing a video card BIOS upgrade and modifying clock values, your graphics card will be able to operate at a higher clock and improve its performance in 3D games. This means the chance that your video runs smoothly and you’re able to play your favourite computer games with no display issues whatsoever is also much higher.
Do you really need to update your computer’s version of the video BIOS?
It’s not necessary if your computer is not at all experiencing graphic-related problems.
You would, however, need to install the video BIOS upgrade when you have observed visual corruption or have received a recommendation from your computer manufacturer.
Before you start upgrading your BIOS, it’s important to find what firmware version you have on the computer. You can do this by opening your computer’s System Information and record your BIOS’ version number and the date it was installed. You can then compare it to the available video BIOS update and see if the latter is something worth installing.
You don’t have to be an expert to install the video BIOS update. In fact, there are a couple of sources online that you can follow to get this done properly. Just make sure you get the guide from reputable sites only.